Media Studies, BS
The Media Studies Degree Program addresses the vast and ubiquitous forms of mediated communication that are available to all in today’s world, including in politics, culture, society, and the arts. The hands-on program engages students in a wide range of media, including television, streaming video, radio and podcasting, print and digital publications, and social media. Students study the history, evolution and the changing state of media technologies and techniques in media production, together with an understanding of the economic and social effects of media, including legal and ethical issues. Students are prepared for a wide range of careers, including those in journalism, TV and radio, video production, social media, publication design, podcasting, content marketing, public relations, and media research. The purpose of the program is ultimately to train students to be effective storytellers in each of these media forms and provide a foundation grounded in theoretical, legal, and ethical perspectives, and build on that foundation with the production skills necessary to be successful contributors to society and to gain meaningful employment.
Utah Tech General Education Requirements
All Utah Tech General Education requirements must be fulfilled. A previously earned degree may fulfill those requirements, but courses must be equivalent to Utah Tech's minimum General Education standards in American Institutions, English, and Mathematics.
|General Education Core Requirements|
|Social & Behavioral Sciences||3|
Media Studies Core Requirements
|MDIA 1130||Introduction to Media Writing||3|
|MDIA 1380||Introduction to Video Production||2|
|MDIA 1385||Introduction to Video Production Lab||1|
|MDIA 1500||Introduction to Media Tools||3|
|MDIA 1560||Introduction to Audio Production||3|
|MDIA 2010||Media and Pop Culture (SS, GC)||3|
|MDIA 3060||Media Analysis and Critique||3|
|MDIA 3410||Gender, Race and Class in Media||3|
|MDIA 3450||Social Media Campaigns||3|
|MDIA 3550||Intermediate Media Tools||3|
|MDIA 4360||Media Ethics and Law||3|
|MDIA 4900R||Media Studies Internship||3|
|MDIA 4980||Media Studies Capstone||3|
Media Studies General Emphasis Requirements
|MDIA 2210R||Journalism Practicum I||1-3|
|or MDIA 2340R||Public Relations Practicum I|
|or MDIA 2370R||Live Media Practicum I|
|or MDIA 2380R||Radio Practicum I|
|or MDIA 2390R||Video Practicum I|
|or MDIA 3210R||Journalism Practicum II|
|or MDIA 3370R||Live Media Practicum II|
|or MDIA 3380R||Radio Practicum II|
|or MDIA 3390R||Video Practicum II|
|or MDIA 4440R||Public Relations Practicum II (ALPP)|
|6 hours total needed of any practicum|
Media Studies Elective Requirements
Complete 21 credits from any 3000 or 4000-level MDIA course not specified as a degree requirement.
Other Elective Courses
Complete additional elective coursework to fulfill graduation requirements.
- Complete a minimum of 120 college-level credits (1000 and above).
- Complete at least 40 upper-division credits (3000 and above).
- Complete at least 30 upper-division credits at Utah Tech for institutional residency.
- Cumulative GPA 2.0 or higher.
- Grade C or higher in each Core Discipline Requirement course.